It's been so mild that last weekend we cleared the veg patch and planted more onions and garlic to over winter. In clearing, I realised that considering we had decided to buy no new veg seeds for the garden, we did quite well this year.
|The Herb patch|
|Green Tomatoes for chutney|
|Greengages - A revelation to me|
|Nigella has seeded all over the place from the Roydon Road garden|
|Apple Trees are not really ready to fruit yet, but give it a year or two|
|Another herb I'm encouraging to self seed all over the garden|
|Not grown by me, but I'll be planting a quince tree in the garden next year without fail.|
|And of course, what else does one do with all this bounty, but eat, eat...|
Much of the fruit we planted this year was left to get established so, there is some pruning to do before next year when I'm hoping we might get more of a harvest. The tomatoes did well in the greenhouse, but not so well in the veg plot itself. So, our old greenhouse from the allotment needs to go up for them next year. With two greenhouses I'll be able to germinate and raise young plants whilst also allowing tomatoes, chillies and aubergines to thrive under glass.
And we also had a fabulous crop of potatoes this year. We broke our rule and bought seed potatoes as they were to help us to turn the soil on the new plot. They were quite neglected, so I am impressed with how well we've done, 4 sack loads.